Communities of Practice

What is a Community of Practice?

Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern, a set of problems, or a passion about a topic, and who deepen their knowledge and expertise in this area by interacting on an ongoing basis. (Wenger, McDermott, & Snyder 2002)

KCCTO offers several virtual Community of Practice (CoP) groups. CoPs are places to ask questions, share knowledge and ideas, network with other professionals, and explore popular topics about the early childhood profession.

KCCTO CoPs are designed to be places for peer-to-peer learning where you can share with other professionals to increase your understanding of the day-to-day of working with young children. Available CoPs include:

  • New Provider CoP: this community is designed for people that are new to the early childhood profession
  • Program Administrators CoP: this community is designed for people that are in administrative roles in center-based or preschool settings
  • Family Child Care CoP: this community is designed for people that operate and are licensed as family child care settings
  • Infant & Toddler Care CoP: this community is designed for people who work with children birth to 3 years of age
  • Preschool CoP: this community is designed for people who work with children 3 years of age to Kindergarten
  • School Age CoP: this community is designed for people who work with children Kindergarten to 12 years of age 
  • KCCTO Central CoP: this community is designed for people to ask general early childhood care and education questions, share resources, or ask more about virtual Communities of Practice

Interested in joining a CoP? Connect With Us to learn how!